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The New York State Electric and Gas Company (NYSEG) would like the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) to allow the company to raise the amount it charges customers in Sullivan County and … more
It’s the project that wouldn’t die. Almost everyone thought it was dead, or nearly so, in 2013, which was the last time this newspaper reported on the new visitors’ center. At that time, it was … more
The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on December 12 to pass the $867 billion Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, commonly referred to as the Farm Bill, a bipartisan effort that … more
In his capacity as the chair of the Sullivan County Public Works Committee, legislator Joe Perrello threw down the gauntlet at a meeting on December 8. He said there would be no negotiation over the … more
Next time you’re in Honesdale, PA, give yourself a treat and drive (or walk!) up to Irving Cliff. It’s an ideal spot for a family picnic or a romantic moment, and the view it provides of … more
Nearly 2 million people in the Northeast lost power in the snowstorms on March 2 and March 7. In the town of Lumberland 1,321 customers were still without power on March 8, a full week after the … more
Following the first years of furor over fracking for natural gas in this area, it seemed for a while that the conflagration had died down. In November of 2011, the Delaware River Basin Commission … more
Pennsylvania State Attorney General Kathleen Kane is in legal trouble for allegedly leaking evidence that had been shown to a grand jury to a reporter. Whether she is ultimately found guilty or not, … more
There is a succinct summation of the origins of Earth Day and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the agency’s website (www.epa.gov/). It reads, “It may be hard to imagine … more
For thousands of years, farmers saved their own seeds to plant their crops. It’s a simple process: plant seeds in the spring, nurture those plants in the summer, harvest those crops in the fall and … more
On February 12, the New York State Senate held its first ever hearing on climate change. That’s a rather astounding fact, given that climate change has been on the national agenda for at least … more
Zoning laws rendered town hearing unnecessary Last week at the town hall in White Lake, the Town of Bethel held a public hearing for the consideration of expanded operating days for Bethel Speedway. … more
Wayne County District Attorney Janine Edwards recently requested that the Honesdale Borough Council allow Honesdale police officers to be trained in the use of Narcan™, which is the brand name of … more
Even if we acted today and turned off all the greenhouse gases (GHG)—especially the two most abundant that we pour into the atmosphere daily because of our insatiable appetite for fossil fuels, … more
Ellen Cohen: Manhattan, NY I was from Beachwood, Ohio at the time. I was still in high school and went with my best friend Karen. Our parents thought we were at Ohio State orientation with an older … more
One of the more incredible moments in the history of smoking and tobacco use in the United States came in 1994. That’s when Rep. Henry Waxman held congressional hearings on smoking, and the … more
Last week, the Pennsylvania House took the controversial step of removing an important environmental mandate that requires riparian stream buffers and riparian forest buffers be used or installed … more
Planning a home-based, backyard May wedding in the Catskills while simultaneously starting a new business and selling a co-op apartment in Brooklyn is not an activity I would recommend. Yet that is … more
A rational human being might assume that the first priority of a pharmaceutical company would be to create drugs that help people be healthy. But in the case of several companies that manufacture … more
There has been some discussion about whether the election on November 6 was actually a “blue wave,” but when one party takes 33 seats away from the other party in the House of … more
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